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Film

My Little Pony: Rainbow Rocks

When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Where: Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas

Canterlot High is hosting a musical showcase and Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy are going to be performing with their new band, The Rainbooms. But when a new girl group, The Dazzlings, arrives at CHS, they convince everyone to turn the friendly showcase into a Battle of the Bands.As tensions mount between the competing musical acts, a reformed Sunset Shimmer realizes that the Dazzlings may not be ordinary girls and are after something far more sinister than just being named Best Band at Canterlot High. The Rainbooms call on Princess Twilight to return to their world to help them perform a musical counter-spell so that they can win a battle that now determines the fate of the entire school. more

Arts

Artist Studio Loft Tour

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Where: Rahway CoHQ

Visual Artists looking for private workplace are invited for an exclusive walk through of the newly constructed Rahway Branch Art Studio Lofts at The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch, including a flash tour of Rahway Arts District stopping at five Arts District hot spots. Join us to learn more about opportunities for visual artists and community happenings! more

Arts

A Conversation with William Secord

When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Where: Morris Museum

Join celebrated authority William Secord for an illustrated presentation of dogs in art and then tour "The Dog Show". more

Arts

Free First Thursday Nights at MAM

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where: Montclair Art Museum

FREE First Thursday Nights at MAM FREEFirst Thursday of the month, 5-9 p.m. The Montclair Art Museum invites you to enjoy a night out at the Museum the first Thursday of the month (Oct-June), including live music, tours, and interactive entertainment. A full-service bar with special First Thursday Night prices sponsored by Pig & Prince, one of Montclair's most celebrated eateries, is open all evening, and food trucks serve a variety of delicious fare. Check montclairartmuseum.org for special programming. more

Dance

Dance on Film Festival

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where: Grounds for Sculpture

The Outlet Dance Project Celebrates 10 years performing at GFS! Join us for an evening of films by women choreographers and filmmakers that display the exquisite talent and creative expression of this art form and connect to sculpture, architecture, and site-specificity. The screening will be followed by a brief Q&A with the filmmakers and choreographers. more

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How to Preserve Your Personal Digital Collections

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where: West Orange Public Library

Have you ever lost a large group of your own digital photos, or other important digital files? Most people today need to save digital information -- photographs, audio, video, email, documents. Yet, preserving digital files can be problematic, especially on a household budget. Drawing from guidelines developed by the National Digital Information Infrastructure & Preservation Program, this free one-hour presentation will provide basic tips to help make your personal digital collections last long-term, into the future. As a Museum Curator at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, Jerry Fabris preserves the park's extensive audio collections and serves on National Park Service's Digital Information Services Council. He has a masters degree in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. more

Benefits

Adler Aphasia Center Annual Gala

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where: Adler Aphasia Center

Annual Gala supports Center's scholarship program for people with aphasia to attend our programs and services. more

Film

New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2014 Screening

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where: Dr. Ruth M. Adams Building

American Experimental Films - Part 1. Discover a wide array of American experimental films from the 1940s through the 1960s. Tonight's program will feature films by Sidney Peterson, Storm de Hirsch, Marie Menken, Andy Warhol, and others. 80 min.

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Fitness & Health

Build A Refuge Garden For Your Backyard

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where: Great Swamp Watershed Association

Join the Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) and landscape architect Tony Berardo for an exploration of the philosophical, aesthetic, and practical elements of creating a small-space "refuge" garden in your backyard. These outdoor spaces offer a quiet place where one can meditate, practice yoga, read, nap, or just revel in the sounds, smells, and visual activity of nature.Tony Berardo is the owner of Cross River Design of Annandale, one of America's premier design-build landscape architecture firms. He offers broad experience and expertise in all matters related to plants and landscape design. more

Fitness & Health

Book Signing with Marion Behr, Compiler/Publisher of “Surviving Cancer: Our Voices & Choices”

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where: Barnes & Noble (Bridgewater)

Artist and breast cancer survivor Marion Behr has created, compiled and published a beautifully-illustrated new book that brings together 67 voices of survivors, doctors, social workers, cancer organization leaders, and other professionals directly involved in assisting cancer patients. "Surviving Cancer: Our Voices & Choices" is a wonderful resource, a must-read for "anyone needing to navigate the turbulent waters of serious illness for themselves or a loved one." Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Medical Director of the Steeplechase Cancer Center at RWJ Somerset will be special guest speaker. more

Benefits

Something Special Gala…a Gem of an Evening

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where: Adler Aphasia Center

Annual Gala supports Center's scholarship program for people with aphasia to attend our programs and services. The 2014 honoree is McCarter & English, LLP, 2014 Advocacy Award presented to Senate President Steve Sweeney. In addition, special recognition will be given to the Center's 40 members with aphasia for their invaluable contribution as part of Something Special, their jewelry and gift design program that recently celebrated its 5th anniversary. more

Performance

Sophie Tucker: Last of the Red Hot Mamas by Richard Hopkins, Jack Fournier and Kathy Halenda

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where: Morris Museum

Spend some intimate time with America's Queen of the double entendre. Naughty? Yes, in a fun-loving way with a wink or two, that's never graphic or obscene. Take delight in the woman who inspired generations of comedians, including Bette Midler, and celebrate the musical hits from the 1920s, including "Real Women Have Curves," "Living Alone and I Like It," "After You've Gone," "Fifty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong," "My Yiddishe Mamee," "Life Begins at 40," and her uplifting signature song, "Some of These Days." more

Fitness & Health

New Jersey Bariatric Center Weight Loss Seminar

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where: Hilton Woodbridge

Register at http://www.njbariatriccenter.com/news-events/events/free-seminar/ or call 908-481-1270 to attend a free educational seminar with the New Jersey Bariatric Center Weight Loss team. Meet Dr. Goyal, Dr. Forrester, Dr. Jack Glasnapp and Dr. Montes and hear from our weight loss surgery patients. Our surgeons will tell you all you want to know about having Gastric Band (LAP-BAND and REALIZE Band), Gastric Bypass or Gastric Sleeve surgery. Dates and times are subject to change. more

Film

“Chef”

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where: Mahwah Public Library

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. Starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson. Rated R for language, including some suggestive references. 2014. (114 minutes) more

Festival

Bernardsville American Dream Wedding Contest

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where: Bernardsville

As part of the annual Taste of Bernardsville & Beyond event sponsored by the Bernardsville Chamber of Commerce, Faina Shapiro of Diamond Dream Fine Jewelers had the idea of honoring an "American Hero with a wedding." The event has mushroomed with community support. The "American Dream Military Wedding" Contest is open to a present or past military person who is a legal resident of New Jersey and who is 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Each couple is encouraged to submit a 1 minute to 3 minute (max) video that describes why you and your partner wish to participate in this contest and why you and your partner should win the prize. An alternative is to write an essay of at most 500 words.Then fill out the entry form and click submit to be entered to win a dream wedding of a lifetime. You must submit your entry by September 26th. Each couple is encouraged to submit a 1 minute to 3 minute (max) video that describes why you and your partner wish to participate in this contest and why you and your partner should win the prize. An alternative is to write an essay of at most 500 words.Then fill out the entry form and click submit to be entered to win a dream wedding of a lifetime. You must submit your entry by September 26th. more

Music

Frederick Katzenberg and Gary Klein

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where: William Paterson University Shea Center

The program will include works by Robert Schumann, J.S. Bach and Manuel de Falla. more

Theater

Sophie Tucker: Last of the Red Hot Mamas

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where: Morris Museum

Spend some intimate musical time with America's Queen of the double entendre. Naughty? Yes, in a fun-loving way with a wink or two, that's never graphic or obscene...maybe! more

Food and Wine

YMCA Camp No Worries Hosts 20th Anniversary Celebration Gala

When: Friday, October 3, 2014

Where: Aloft

The YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties Camp No Worries 20th Anniversary Celebration Gala is taking place Friday, October 3 at Aloft Mount Laurel. The event will feature an open bar with a variety of wine and beer (mixed drinks at a cash bar), hors d'oeuvres, dancing and a silent auction. Camp No Worries, a program of the Y, is a free, one-week summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings. For the past 20 years, 1,700 campers ages 6-12 have attended the camp from the tri-state region. Event proceeds will benefit Camp No Worries, which is run solely by volunteers and funded through donations. more

Comedy

Catch a Rising Star and iPlay America Present Comedian Sherry Davey

When: Friday, October 3, 2014

Where: iPlay America

A professional comedian, writer, actress and single mom, Davey was recently named one of the "Top 10 Comedians in NYC" by the Improper Magazine. Come see this funny mom as she shares humorous parenting anecdotes and life lessons. more

Benefits

Dance Yourself Skinny Fundraising Event for Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy

When: Friday, October 3, 2014

Where: Mason Gross Performing Arts Center

As a fundraiser for the Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy (RHSMTA), Dance Yourself Skinny, the popular dance fitness class, will come to Rutgers University to host a one day dance class at Mason Gross School of the Arts! This high intensity class will be taught by Dance Yourself Skinny founder and director of RHSMTA, Alistair Williams. DYS combines the dance styles of hip hop, jazz, African, and Latin to give you an unforgettable and exciting fitness experience. Open to all skill levels. more

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